Named after its architect Gustave Eiffel.
- An iron tower built in 1889 on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris; a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
1993 April 11, Jack Schnedler, “Paris in one wild day”, in Chicago Sun-Times:
- I'm headed back down the elevator, having suppressed the impulse to buy an Eiffel Tower table lamp or pencil sharpener.
1998 Jul, Rogers, Terrence, “City of vapor”, in American Artist, volume 62, number 672, page 28:
- Los Angeles is a city of image and imagination: a vast urban expanse filled with buildings and streets, yet relatively free of famous landmarks. There is neither an Eiffel Tower nor a Times Square, no Big Ben or Golden Gate Bridge to symbolize the complex essence of the city.
1998 June 10, Jill Lieber, “Having a ball in Paris: France hosts soccer's world best”, in USA Today:
- Grandfathers decked out in bright yellow and green soccer jerseys, showing off Eiffel Towers shaved into the back of their heads.
tower in Paris